by Michael Fisher | May 9, 2013 3:56 PM
North America, Summer 2006: Talladega Nights is at the top of the box office; Nickelback and Hinder battle it out for butt-rock band of the year; and an acting student named Michael Fisher grows a pretty sweet mustache in an otherwise-sedate corner of Southeastern Virginia. But more importantly, a hotly anticipated and long-delayed mobile phone finally lands on Verizon Wireless retail shelves. It's a device poised to challenge RIM’s BlackBerry family in the QWERTY keyboard arena. A new Windows Mobile smartphone unlike any other. That device’s name: the Motorola Q. The Q changed the ...
by Michael Fisher | March 29, 2013 7:01 AM
At the halfway mark of the last decade, the Motorola i930 was a beast. It packed a 180MHz processor, 32MB of RAM, a VGA camera, and Windows Mobile 2003 into a 167g casing more than 30mm thick. It was a hard-core, ruggedized device built at a time when rugged feature phones still commanded a premium, and durable smartphones were practically unheard-of. It also packed the fastest walkie-talkie in the industry, and a carrier label that, at the time of the phone's release in 2005, was among the most-respected brands in the United States: NEXTEL. The i930 wasn't all sunshine and polish, though: ...
by Joe Levi | May 24, 2012 5:35 PM
Android has gone through a lot of iterations to get us to the Ice Cream Sandwich smoothness that we have in today's Android 4.0.4. Every once in a while it's good to pause for a moment, smell the roses, and take a look at the path we've taken to get to where we are now. Today we're looking back at our sojourn through the wilderness of the Android OS by loading up Android 1.1 in the trusty -- albeit bug-filled -- emulator. We start out looking at the homescreens, which had a grand total of three panels in Android 1.1. We had widgets, just like we have today, but the manner for dropping them ...
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